Comilla Victorians (COV) will lock horns with Sylhet Sunrisers (SYL) in match 3 of Bangladesh Premier League 2022 (BPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday, January 22. The match will start from 12:00 PM IST.

COV vs SYL Dream11 prediction

Comilla Victorians have won the Bangladesh Premier League twice (2015/16, 2018/19) and thus start as early favourites in the contest based on experience.

Furthermore, COV have won three of the last four meetings against SYL, who have never gone past the league stage in five of the seven BPL campaigns.

With the likes of proven match-winners in Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali and Sunil Narine, Comilla Victorians are fancied to get the better of Sylhet Sunrisers on Saturday.

The Sunrisers, meanwhile, will hope to turn the tide of the contest in their favour with the top-order pairing of Mohammad Mithun and West Indian opener Lendl Simmons, and the pace duo of Kesrick Williams and Al-Amin Hossain.

COV vs SYL Dream11 team tips for Bangladesh Premier League 2022

Top tip: Best batter

Faf du Plessis is considered as one of the greatest T20 batters, and is certainly one player you can’t miss out on in your fantasy selection. The former Proteas skipper will make his BPL debut with Comilla Victorians this season, and at 10 credits, he ought to be a premium pick as the best batter.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Kesrick Williams will look to spell trouble for COV’s batters on Saturday. The West Indies pacer can bowl yorkers in the powerplay overs and must make use of a Dhaka pitch that will turn out to be slightly on the sluggish side.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among all-rounders, Sunil Narine will be the overwhelming choice for this clash. The West Indian star is a proven match-winner in the shortest format of cricket, and will be eager to utilise his experience with bat and ball to pioneer Comilla Victorians to victory.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Comilla Victorians’ Liton Das will be the preferred choice over Devon Thomas of Sylhet Sunrisers, solely because of match experience and his abilities to turn things around in dire situations. Liton Das is one of the most picked players for the COV vs SYL match, with 88.97 per cent of users drafting the wicketkeeper-batter into their fantasy cricket teams.

COV vs SYL probable playing XI

COV playing XI (probable): Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Sunil Narine, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das (wicket-keeper), Imrul Kayes (captain), Kusal Mendis, Mehedi Hasan, Sumon Khan, Karim Janat, Mominul Haque

SYL playing XI (probable): Taskin Ahmed, Kesrick Williams, Colin Ingram, Mosaddek Hossain (captain), Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Nazmul Islam, Ravi Bopara, Mizanur Rahman, Sunzamul Islam, Devon Thomas (wicket-keeper)

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